Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/20

Todd Redmond picked up his second win of the season for AAA Gwinnett.

Gwinnett 2, Norfolk 1

  • M. Young 3-5, .255
  • B. Clevlen 1-2, RBI, .406
  • T. Redmond 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 4 K, W (2) 1.69
  • C. Kimbrel 1 IP, 2 K, SV (3), 0.00
  • Matt Young is 9 for his last 18, raising his average from .103 to .255 in 4 games. Brent Clevlen continued his hot start, driving in a run to extend his hit streak to 6 games, but was forced to leave when his back tightened up on him. He should only need a few days of rest to be back to full strength. Todd Redmond did what Todd Redmond does, working on guts and savvy, with a fastball that didn't get over 88 mph, he baffled Norfolk hitters all night. The only run he allowed was actually given up by Scott Proctor. Craig Kimbel needed just 11 pitches to finish off the game and is striking out 4.67 for each walk he's given up, a huge improvment over the 2.29 he posted last year.

    Mississippi 4, Mobile 5

  • A. Romero 2-4, BB, .313
  • M. Gomez 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .227
  • J. Thompson 4 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, L (2), 6.23
  • Jacob Thompson was the victim of some poor defense, but the bullpen pitched mastefully, as Tommy Palica, Mike Broadway, and Lee Hyde combined for 5 scoreless innings. Alex Romero, who spent 66 games in the Major Leagues with the Diamondbacks last season, continues to prove that AA is little challenge for him.

    Myrtle Beach 1, Winston-Salem 7

  • G. Rodriguez 1-4, 2B, E, .311
  • C. Rohrbough 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 8.71
  • Gerry Rodriguez gets a hit in his 6th straight game but the Pelicans' offense wasn't able to muster much tonight. Cole Rohrbough wasn't exactly stellar, but this was by far his best start of the young season. Former Brave farmhand Jon Gilmore pounded out 3 hits in the game for the Warthogs.

    Rome 2, Kannapolis 3, 20 innings

  • K. Rose 2-7, BB, RBI, .383
  • C. Harrilchack 2-7, 2 2B, BB, .233
  • B. Oberholtzer 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 7 K, 2.12
  • C. Rasmus 3 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 1.04
  • L. Avilan 4 IP, 3 H, 2 K, 0.00
  • T. Berryhill 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 K, 2.25
  • I don't know for a fact that this was the longest game in Rome Braves history, but I can almost guarantee it since very few Minor League games have ever gone 20 or more innings. Brett Oberholtzer started the game and continued his fine work this season, as did Cory Rasmus and Luis Avilan who combined for 7 scoreless relief innings. Tom Berryhill, who had worked just 1 inning in each of his previous 3 relief appearances pitched well in 5 innings, but gave up what would end up being the game winning run in the top of the 20th. It was a tough day for the R-Braves' 4-5-6 hitters, as Matt Kramer went 0-8 with 2 Ks, Christian Bethancourt went 0-6 with 3 Ks, and Chris Lovett went 0-8, but only struck out once.

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